#2
No. Well, it really depends on your personal preferance. Great tone comes from comfortable fingers. 9's or 10's isn't just a huge jump.. its all you.

If by Metal you mean downtuned a bit, 11's are pretty great.

If standard tuning, Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .010 gauge are my faves
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on my LTD i use dean markley 12-56 with a wound g, its hard to shred but its gets me clear tone
#4
There not heavy enough for metal, they will be too slack and loose or easy sounding. I don't think slinkies sound that great imo. If you play Led Zeppelin, The Doors or Pink Floyd (enormous bends) then I would suggest small gauge strings such as those, but metal, it needs more punch and grit. Something that can be found in heavier gauge strings such as 0.10's and 0.11's. And when you become better, i'd then suggest stepping up again in dimention.
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Quote by herman ri2
strings for metal? *facepalm*


Metal can be played on any strings....

BS!
Metal can only be played if you have a wound high E and are tuned to Drop Q Flat.
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#7
I don't think it won't make too much of a difference when you have a generous amount of distortion, which you will if you're playing metal.
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BS!
Metal can only be played if you have a wound high E and are tuned to Drop Q Flat.


your joke = sucked.
#9
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your joke = sucked.

Your sense of humor=Sucky.


he made a pretty valid point, that everyone feels metal has to be played on thick strings and dropped or low tunings
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Your sense of humor=Sucky.


he made a pretty valid point, that everyone feels metal has to be played on thick strings and dropped or low tunings


You + STFU n00b = lolz


Metal doesn't have to be anything to do with strings.


so, just no.


BTW, SRV played .13s so everyone feels that he should be playing lead guitar for Necrophagist?
Last edited by herman ri2 at Jun 27, 2008,
#11
any music can be played on any strings. i use .09-.46 i am totally happy with them. there is nothing wrong with that and it doesn't make anyone who uses small guitar strings less of a guitarist than another that uses .13. the only reason why anyone should use thick strings is if you play a lot of low tunings and never really go to standard because doing bends like david gilmour on .13 strings at standard tuning is not easy